Source: Business Insider
Apple will release its first major original movie, “The Banker,” to theaters and on Apple TV Plus in March after reviewing allegations of sexual abuse against one of the movie’s producers. Bernard Garrett, Jr. — who is also the son of one of the movie’s real-life subjects — was accused by his half sisters of molesting them when they were young. After the allegations were brought to Apple’s attention, it delayed the movie’s original December release. Apple bought the worldwide rights to “The Banker” for $20 million, according to The New York Times. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Apple has decided to release its first major original movie, “The Banker,” in March after delaying its initial December release in order to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against one of the movie’s producers. “We wanted to take the time to understand the situation at hand — and after reviewing the information available to us, including documentation of the filmmakers’ research, we’ve decided to make this important and enlightening film available to viewers,” Apple said in a statement to Variety . “The Banker” will hit theaters on March 6 and then Apple’s streaming platform, Apple TV Plus, on March 20.